2017 Avancemos Juntos Hispanic Higher Education Conference
Friday February, 17 from 7:30am-3:30pm
at Volunteer State Community College, Gallatin, TN
Organized by Volunteer State Community College, Conexión Américas, and LEAD Academy Nashville
This seventh annual conference is designed to bring together higher education professionals, secondary school educators and community members from across Tennessee and the Mid-South. We will share ideas, talk about challenges and discuss how we can work together. The focus of the conference will be outreach, access and support for Hispanic students.
We strive to bring you actionable best practices to help in your efforts to get Latino high school students into college and university.
This event is free and open to everyone. A light breakfast and lunch are included as part of the conference. Registration is available now and limited to 150 participants.
2017 Avancemos Juntos Agenda
7:30am-8am: Breakfast and registration
8:10am-8:45am: Group Session
9am-10am: Group Session
10:15am-11:15am: Group Session
11:30am-11:45am: Lunch Begins
11:45am-12:45pm: Lunch Continues and Keynote Group Session
1:00pm-1:45pm: Group Session
2pm-3:30pm: 45 minute roundtable discussion sessions led by organizations with proven success, designed for people to switch tables twice.
Volunteer State Community College is located 30 miles northeast of Nashville at 1480 Nashville Pike in Gallatin, TN 37066. The conference will be held in the Nichols Dining Room of the Wood Campus Center.
From Nashville take I-65 north to Vietnam Veterans Memorial Blvd. You will travel several miles to exit 14, Greenlea Blvd. You will see a sign pointing to the back entrance of the college. Go left and then right. Use this entrance and at the T intersection take a right and then another left. You will see the Randy and Lois Wood Campus Center in front of you. Parking will be reserved for attendees in the parking lot you will be facing. It will be marked by orange cones. Go up the stairs to the campus side entrance of the Wood Center (near Caudill Hall). Take a left down the hallway as you enter the building. You will find a welcome table at the end of the hall.
Lodging is available within two miles of the college. The Quality Inn provides a special Vol State rate of $68 a night. The Hampton Inn offers a general rate of $119 and up a night.
Quality Inn of Gallatin
1001 Village Green Crossing
Gallatin, TN 37066
Hampton Inn of Gallatin
980 Village Green Crossing
Gallatin, TN 37066